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Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By mrp1
Re: Carp ??

Carp are big, strong, smart, and wary. They are the world's greatest sportfish.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By mrp1
After the Hookset--a Video

I had hoped to produce at least 3 videos this winter--possibly 4. Hmmm... I have worked on them but alas, here is the first one I have actually finished. It is not meant to be instructional; it is...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-13-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By mrp1
Re: Carp in Low-Vis Water?

Try nymphs or egg patterns under an indicator. Gregg Martin in Idaho has really done a lot of this and has success.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By mrp1
Re: New to Fly Fishing; need advice on these rods

Think about how easy it will be for you to transport two piece rods. It might not be an issue and you may want to only get 4 piece rods.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,377
Posted By mrp1
Re: Opinion on chinese or korean built rods?

I agree with Dean Mt. St. Croix rods are a tremendous value. They are made in Wisconsin and come with a lifetime warranty. I broke the tips on two rods last summer while netting carp. I have one...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By mrp1
Re: Maintaining a journal

There were no personal computers when I started fly fishing. Ball point pens may have just been invented the week before. From the beginning a journal was a part of the experience for me. My...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By mrp1
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By mrp1
Re: Broken Rods

Cowger10, glad you got some time on the water. Too bad about the rod. I hope your new section or new rod comes soon and you are back out fishing.

I wonder if the "warranty" on a rod isn't a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By mrp1
Re: Which Simms boots should I get?

Simms makes great boots. I have an old pair of Freestone boots with felt and a pair with felt and cleats. I have a pair of the G-3's with vibram soles and the Hardbite Star Cleats. I also have a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By mrp1
Welcome to the Future: a video

This video is not meant to be one bit instructional or helpful--well not helpful in the sense of learning how to fish for carp. It is mostly clips of takes from very visible fish. Watching my own...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By mrp1
Re: Chasing Carp in Town.

Two miles from home?...That is excellent!
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,319
Posted By mrp1
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By mrp1
Re: Wow Patagonia (new Atom Stealth pack on the way)

I love my Stealth Atom Sling Pack. It holds everything I need when I'm wading, it's out of the way, and it's comfortable to carry. Well, maybe not everything I need--a chair would be nice for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 924
Posted By mrp1
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,646
Posted By mrp1
Re: Your State Fly Pattern

In Washington, the prolific steelhead runs of decades past are virtually gone. Steelhead patterns like the Skykomish Sunrise, the Purple Peril, and the Skunk, probably would have been more...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By mrp1
Re: It's a good thing im not married!!!!

Waterfordcreek, I am easily confused these days as you will readily be able to tell. I get that $1,200 is a lot for a rod and reel and I get the whole evil voice and good voice thing. I myself hear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,646
Posted By mrp1
Re: Your State Fly Pattern

Washington: Chironomid
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By mrp1
Re: Float Tube Fins

My maiden voyage in a float tube was in 1973. There was only one kind of float tube way back then. It was green canvas around an inner tube. You sat very low in the water. Since there was no...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By mrp1
Re: Can't Wait To Call In Sick

Or, "I called in blind today; I just couldn't see going to work."
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By mrp1
Re: I need a back-up rod. Or do I?

Last week, were I asked the question, "How many more rods do you need?", I would have said, "One".

I bought two rods this past weekend.

Today, were I asked the question, "How many more rods...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By mrp1
Re: simms wader size

I love my Simms waders and boots. My waders are the G3 Guide Stockingfoot model. One of the many things I like about them is the number of sizes they have to accommodate an angler's waist size,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By mrp1
Dreaming of Warm Summer Days--a short video

When I started this video it was 22 degrees at the Carp Lodge. It was stark and beautiful. When it is cold like that I tie flies and dream of warm summer days fishing for carp on my river.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By mrp1
Re: Gang, you gotta see this !

What a great post!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By mrp1
Re: Another good video!

I had watched this video before and thought it was great. I just watched the whole thing again and it put a smile on my face. The beautiful PNW scenery, the wonderful camera work, and the excellent...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,303
Posted By mrp1
Re: Give carp a try!

I enjoyed the video. Erin's writing is superb. Both Erin and Jay have a passion for fly fishing for carp; I do too. Their enthusiasm makes me smile.

Oh, oh, while this next paragraph isn't...
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